WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF THE CLUB?

  • Academic English (reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, grammar).
  • Study skills (e.g. reading strategies, note-taking, outlining, memory strategies).
  • Critical reading, writing, and thinking.
  • Research skills (qualitative and quantitative research).

WHO IS THE CLUB FOR?

  • For students who need advanced English for university or a job.
  • Students preparing for IELTS/TOEFL exams.
  • For scientists and researchers interested in improving their academic and/or scientific English.

HOW DOES THE CLUB WORK?

  • The activities follow a simple and effective formula.
  • Students listen to/watch selected TED talks before the lesson. Sometimes they read a scientific article or research paper.
  • During online lessons (via MS Teams), I discuss with students the materials they have watched or listened to.
  • After online lessons, students can work on additional activities (e.g. presentations, essays) and I provide high-quality feedback.
  • The lesson can be extended with additional training (academic writing, academic reading, preparing academic presentations, doing research projects, IELTS/TOEFL preparation, effective language learning for university, effective study skills for university, etc.).

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE?

  • The price is £10 per 60m. lesson in a small group (max. 4 students)
  • 1:1 lessons are £25 per lesson.

HOW TO JOIN THE CLUB?

  • Students who want to take their academic English proficiency to the next level can contact me by email (sparniewicz01@qub.ac.uk), FB, WhatsApp, or phone ( +44 7582859784).

HOW TO JOIN MY FREE LESSONS?

  • I offer students free lessons every Thursday at 8pm (GMT). With my free online classes, students can learn Advanced English and get a taste of my tutoring style.
  • On 31/03/2022, at 8pm (GMT) we will be discussing: this video.
  • I deliver my classes via MS Teams (free app).
  • Link to the meeting, no registration is needed: https://rebrand.ly/DrBernardParniewicz

WHAT MAKES MY APPROACH EFFECTIVE?

  • Geared for students who need Academic English for colleges, universities and jobs.
  • Based on research-based methods, cognitive science, and deliberate practice.
  • Challenging, interesting, authentic, comprehensible materials.
  • Focus on developing independent learning skills. Students need to be prepared for my lessons.
  • Students learn advanced English and essential academic skills.

WHY DO I USE TED TALKS FOR MY LESSONS?

  • It is a high-quality, challenging, and authentic content (there are almost 4,000 TED Talks).
  • TED talks offer comprehensible material (e.g. subtitles, translations).
  • Students acquire general knowledge, academic/professional English, advanced vocabulary, idiomatic language and critical thinking skills.
  • TED talks offer exposure to different English varieties (e.g. British, US, non-native, colloquial, academic, professional English).
  • TED talks provide fuel for interesting discussions and can be complemented with research articles.

WHO IS YOUR INSTRUCTOR?

  • Dr Bernard Parniewicz (PhD in Effective Education, MSc in TESOL, Queen’s University).